Clemson vs. Florida State notes


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GAME SETUP

Site: Donald L. Tucker Center (12,100)

Date: Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010

City: Tallahassee, FL

Time: 6:15 PM

TV: Fox Sports Ne
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(Tim Brando - play-by-play, Mike Gminski - color, Jenn Hildreth - sideline)

Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties

(Pete Yanity - play-by-play, Tim Bourret - color)



SERIES NOTES

Overall: Florida State leads 29-26

at Clemson: Clemson leads 16-8

at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 14-7

at Florida State: Florida State leads 16-6

at Neutral: Florida State leads 5-4

First Meeting: Clemson, 62-56, in 1951-52

Last Meeting: Clemson, 53-50, in 2009-10

Streak: Clemson has won two in a row


QUICK FACTS


• Clemson and Florida State have had a competitive history on the hardwood, with the Seminoles holding a slight 29-26 edge in the series.

• The Tigers won both meetings last season, and guard Andre Young was a major factor in both games. In the home win, Young set his career high with 19 points. He hit a shot from half court just before halftime to seize momentum after the Tigers fell behind by 13 in the game at Tallahassee, and then the go-ahead three-pointer in the final 30 seconds of Clemson’s 53-50 win.

• Sunday’s game features the top two scoring defenses in the ACC. The Seminoles lead the ACC and are 15th in the NCAA in scoring defense, allowing only 56.6 points per game. Clemson is 61st nationally at 61.9 points per game.

• The Seminoles lead the NCAA in two defensive categories, blocks per game (8.3) and field goal percentage defense (.316).

• Clemson has won five ACC openers in the month of December in its history. The Tigers won their last December league opener in 2008 at Miami by a score of 91-72 behind a combined 45 points from K.C. Rivers and Terrence Oglesby.

• Young ranks among the top 10 players in the ACC in three-point percentage (third - .442), steals per game (fourth - 1.8) and three-point goals per game (sixth - 2.4).

• Young needs just two steals to reach 100 for his career and has made at least one three-point goal in nine straight games, including all eight so far this season.

• Demontez Stitt surpassed 1,000 career points the last time out against South Carolina. He has 1,008 points in his career and has posted double figures in seven consecutive games.

• Jerai Grant has averaged 9.0 rebounds per game over Clemson’s last three contests, including an average of 4.3 on the offensive boards. He needs eight offensive rebounds to reach 200 for his career.

• Tanner Smith has taken at least one charge in six consecutive games and now has 12 on the season, by far the team leader in that category.

• Milton Jennings has improved his scoring average from last season by 6.1 points per game, and improved his rebounding average by 2.1 rebounds per game. He is also shooting 10 percentage points higher this season at the free throw line.


Clemson Basketball, BI-LO Team up to Host Second Annual Tiger Wonderland on Tuesday, Dec. 14

Event pairs underprivileged children with Tiger basketball players and coaches in effort to provide Christmas cheer.


CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson men’s basketball team and BI-LO have teamed up for the second annual Tiger Wonderland, which will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14 in Littlejohn Coliseum. Each Clemson men’s basketball player and coach will be paired with an underprivileged child provided by Clemson Community Care. The children receive a full experience in Littlejohn Coliseum that includes a sleigh ride, Christmas arts and crafts, dinner compliments of Aramark and the opening of stockings and presents with Santa Claus.


All the children have provided wish lists and BI-LO has graciously donated these items to ensure each child has a memorable Christmas. The children will get to spend one on one time with the players and coaches. The event was a tremendous success last holiday season.


“We are thrilled to host this event for the second year in a row,” said event planner Meredith Merritt. “There is nothing better than to see the look on the children’s faces as they interact with the basketball players and open their gifts. We especially want to thank BI-LO for their contributions to making this event happen.”

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